Direct Energy Business hires new Head of Human Resources

Direct Energy Business continues to grow, adding a new Head of Human Resources, Julie Murphy. This hire supports the ambitious goal to double the company’s growth.

Julie is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in human resouces and business consulting. She joins Direct Energy Business from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield based in Pittsburgh. In her role, she led strategic people and organizational planning, talent review and succession planning. She also played an instrumental role in preparing the business for transformative organizational change resulting from health care reform. Previously, she spent 12 years at H. J. Heinz as a trusted business advisor to senior leaders, aligning people strategy with business strategy to grow the company’s revenue and profit.

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Last week: Direct Energy Pittsburgh Small Business Community Heroes

Pittsburgh Small Business Community Heroes award programDirect Energy and Pittsburgh Magazine are committed to Southwestern Pennsylvania and continue to recognize the region’s unsung heroes who go above and beyond in the community. With that commitment in mind, the two companies recently introduced the Small Business Community Heroes award program. The program will recognize a small business owner who exemplifies the volunteer spirit in the community. Please take a few minutes to nominate that individual by Sunday, May 19, 2013 by 11:59 p.m. at www.directenergy.com/heroes.

For purposes of this program, a small business is defined by having less than 100 employees, and nominees do not need to be Direct Energy customers. The award is open to all residents of communities in the Pittsburgh Magazine market area (i.e. Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties). Nominations should be no longer than 500 words and must detail the specific contributions the small business owner has made to improve the community through volunteerism.

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Direct Energy Business expands demand response team

I just want to take a quick moment to introduce Brian McGuirk, the newest member of the Direct Energy Business 360Direct Team.

This is very exciting because Brian has one year of demand response industry experience under his belt, making him a valuable asset in achieving our ambitious goal to expand our demand response/demand management customer base.

Brian began his energy career in 2012 at ClearChoice as Manager of Demand Response Operations supporting more than 80 MW of demand response resources and 320 customers. Direct Energy is committed to delivering innovative energy solutions to our customers, and expanding our demand response capabilities help us make businesses better.

Not familiar with demand response/demand management? Read my last blog post. Learn more about 360Direct.

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Direct Energy Business is hiring!

Growth is good. And that’s exactly what we are seeking to do. Direct Energy Business, a retail energy supplier that helps organizations and businesses of all sizes capitalize on power and gas choices, is seeking to hire 30 individuals for various teams such as Sales, IT, Operations and more. Apply today!

We have to include some facts and figures, right? We promise to be brief. Direct Energy Business…

  • is part of a Global 500 organization, Centrica plc, that has a market cap of about $30bn (in a nutshell – we’re stable and growing)
  • provides natural gas and electricity to small-, medium- and large-sized businesses, public institutions and government facilities
  • is the 3rd largest commercial & industrial retailer in North America based on customer numbers
  • has products available in 5 Canadian provinces and 14 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia
  • has customer relationships with more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies
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